Math standards fall to new low in the West

There’s a ruckus in the UK as the most recent school-finishing exam (GCSE) in Maths had a question idiotic teens are petitioning about for being too difficult. I am not joking. Outrage.

oh come on my god why NO kill me now
http://www.unilad.co.uk/articles/gcse-maths-question-sparks-mass-outrage-after-being-called-ridiculously-hard/

Here’s the PETITION: https://www.change.org/p/edexcel-they-need-to-reduce-the-grade-boundary-or-give-us-the-chance-to-do-the-exam-again

The C2 exam was just hard for no reason. You can’t just set questions so hard and still expect people to pass with good grades or don’t Edexcel know we want to make it into Uni.

I just want to ask the people who set the quetions for this exam, if this is how hard exam questions were when they were in College then i dont think they will be where they are right now.

You need to pity us students who have been revising all year just for Edexcel to set some bullshit exam. The fact that people are signing my petition just proves how difficult it was.

don draper crying baby wah wah wah

When I was at school, this was the material we studied at 11-12 years old, and we were average to bright level, and the GCSE is intended for 16 year olds to sit. They shouldn’t be allowed to sit the tests in the first place, can we please bring in IQ now to qualify??? Reminds me of –

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Can’t do quadratics or fill in n in the example to test it? [good practice] Thank a teacher.
This is quantifiable evidence of the decline.

crying weeping sobbing belle disney

Worst of all? This was apparently near the end (harder) of the Higher Tier (hardest) paper.

Lestat laughter lol lmao haha IWTV film

Peace.
And n=10.

toasting raising glass cheers leonardo da vinci congrats well done demons

p.s. I am reliably informed the next section of the question asked to solve for n, so my brain just skipped over the first section of the question when I initially solved it in about two minutes, triple-checked in my head. That easy. I am not even good at maths.
I’ll just leave this here without comment: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/201506/how-early-academic-training-retards-intellectual-development